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It was inevitable, but now it's official.

I am a diabetonian

Diet controlled at the moment, but other seeing my folks struggle with it amongst umpteen other ailments, I'm not sure what to expect- limb loss etc aside.

 

Any of you esteemed posters suffer? What can I expect? Any tips?

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In terms of diet don’t go “faddy” just make sure it’s balanced ie plenty fruit and veg along with your protein and carbs

Blood pressure/cholesterol are what can cause problems  and things like limb loss are down to poor circulation, raging BP, etc. Uncontrolled BP can also cause bad kidney disease so, sounds obvious, but cut out cardiovascular risk factors such as fags and excess booze. Diabetes can be controlled and doesn’t harm you as such, it’s the heart/kidney issues that do so best advice is look after that side of things

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My dad went type two later in life. Lots of veg and fruit salad instead of puddings. Diet control.

He always tried to remain active, insisting on going for a walk despite his bad hip.

 

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I had my 60 year MOT in October and was told I was borderline diabetes, the nurse told me to cut down on everything I like and eat plenty veg and fruit and to drink low/zero calorie drinks, I've always had high BP and been on tablets for about 15 years, I keep active by walking to the pub and taking the mutts out.Re-rest in March

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Diabetes ?

Wasn't he a Welsh boxer.........courtesy of Del Boy.circa 1980.

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36 minutes ago, athywhite1958 said:

I had my 60 year MOT in October and was told I was borderline diabetes, the nurse told me to cut down on everything I like and eat plenty veg and fruit and to drink low/zero calorie drinks, I've always had high BP and been on tablets for about 15 years, I keep active by walking to the pub and taking the mutts out.Re-rest in March

Haha R....some have missed the walking to the pub quote mate :D

 

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2 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

He had a cousin who was also a boxer, but wasn't very good.

Diabolical

You’re full of shit R....diarrhoea :D

 

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That great Welsh James Bond starred in Dianotherday

 

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Just now, MickyD said:

That great Welsh James Bond starred in Dianotherday

 

Rubbish.

 

It was Live and Let Dai.

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47 minutes ago, miamiwhite said:

You’re full of shit R....diarrhoea :D

 

Diawara

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3 minutes ago, Traf said:

Diawara

My mate wouldn’t shut up and was always out of breath

Dia Phragm

 

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worked with one once who could never make his mind up

one minute he's like "can't eat chococlate, I'm diabetic", the next it's "quick, get me some chocolate, I'm having a diabetic attack" or whatever they call it

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2 minutes ago, ZicoKelly said:

worked with one once who could never make his mind up

one minute he's like "can't eat chococlate, I'm diabetic", the next it's "quick, get me some chocolate, I'm having a diabetic attack" or whatever they call it

The difference between Hypoglycemic  and Hyperglycemia. And I think this is more to do with type 1 than type 2 although I could be wrong.

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15 minutes ago, ZicoKelly said:

worked with one once who could never make his mind up

one minute he's like "can't eat chococlate, I'm diabetic", the next it's "quick, get me some chocolate, I'm having a diabetic attack" or whatever they call it

My medical mate was quite placid in those situations.

Dia Calm.

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Just now, RONNIE PHILLIPS said:

My Welsh mate was a cokehead...Diagram

That’s nothing...my mate from the Glasgow but raised near the Toon, played in a band but only when he wasn’t in a shit situation

Dia Straits

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6 hours ago, Dr Faustus said:

It was inevitable, but now it's official.

I am a diabetonian

Diet controlled at the moment, but other seeing my folks struggle with it amongst umpteen other ailments, I'm not sure what to expect- limb loss etc aside.

 

Any of you esteemed posters suffer? What can I expect? Any tips?

Have you got a Bolton GP? Drop me a line if you have. 

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I'm diabetic, diet controlled,..

 

Put 4 stone on since most of my thyroid was removed. But as am managing it well they're not going down the thyroxin route yet.

I love my sweet stuff but have to be very careful with it. 

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So if you generally live a healthy lifestyle, get plenty of exercise, don't smoke and drink too much and don't eat like Gemma Collins, you shouldn't get type 2 diabetes?

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31 minutes ago, jayjayoghani said:

Aye. Agree. The only note of caution is the emphasis on these “radical” diets. It’s all about balance

Type 1 diabetes is insulin-related and is very dependent on insulin. Keep that controlled and that’s the key

Type 2 is so much more about your cardiovascular system - the heart and kidneys - keeping them healthy is the key

My annual check this year showed that my triglycerides were raised worryingly. They are a key marker in Type 2 diabetes. My liver enzymes were also on the high side of normal. Everything was therefore pointing to me moving towards a pre-diabetic state. I’ve cut booze out during the week, quit smoking (2 weeks and 1 day so far), reduced carb intake (not cut them out completely as you need them) and started swimming again twice a week. Having steroid injections in both my big toes tomorrow morning so that I can start walking and cycling again. Look after your heart and kidneys folks. Massive wake up call for me and this thread emphasises it even more. 

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